WMG / Halloween

Michael Myers has a preternatural luck factor, unusual but not supernatural strength and pain ignorance, and nothing else.
This includes all of the movies, not just that one branch of the split timeline (you know the one). Well, not necessarily the reboot, but all of the original movies, at least. Gets shot seven times? The bullets don't hit anything important (only minor blood vessels and muscle). Keeps escaping? They keep putting him in a cell with a defective lock, and most of the guards are busy with the Halloween party when he escapes (so they either don't run into him, or there are few enough that he can pick them off one by one as he meets them). He happens to find William Shatner masks just lying in a haystack, or sitting in the unlocked confiscation room, or being worn by some Star Trek cosplayer. Putting the mask on the paramedic was one of the few times he actually used tactics; apart from that, it was just wandering around and using his unusual strength and tenacity, and shying away from tightly packed groups that he mightn't be able to handle.

Michael is a Power-Fantasist
In the first two movies, at least.

He's not like Jason who wears a mask to hide his disfigurement; nor is he like Ghostface who wears the mask as a disguise. Michael wears masks to give him a feeling of power; he wants to be an evil, serial killing monster, he wants to be something other than or more than human. Hence why he needs to wear a mask before he kills- it symbolises him turning into a monster, abandoning his humanity. Also why he writes Samhain on the wall, evoking Halloween and "becoming" a Boogeyman.

This also characterizes his motives. He targets his sisters to wipe out ties to his human side; when he kills young women, he sometimes hesitates when they mistake him for someone else- he's aroused, which is a lingering trace of his humanity, probably one he's not used to since he was locked up when he was a boy. The rest are either in the way, or killed because he's actively trying to be a monster, though with the girls there is probably some sexual element to it that he might not fully get.

Dr. Loomis isn't smart.
Seriously, it took him seven years to figure out that Michael Myers was Evil Incarnate. He also spend much of the first film doing nothing WHILE A FREAKING SERIAL KILLER IS ON THE LOOSE.
  • Were we watching the same film? He spends almost the entire movie trying to warn the sheriff that Michael is loose, and in all likelihood will be returning to Haddonfield. Also, killing one person does not qualify as a "Serial Killer". Even the three he did in The Remake only makes him a "Multiple Murderer", as they they were all in the same time frame.
  • Even if that were the case, he's still the smartest person you'll probably ever know when it comes to dealing with Michael and the only hope Haddonfield had. While it might've took Loomis 8 years to try and reach Michael, he's the only one who actually DID figure out Michael was, possibly, Evil Incarnate before anybody while everyone else was fooled and/or ignored Loomis' pleas.

Laurie will become the new killer.
While the director's cut was the perfect ending to Zombie's vision, the producers will follow with the theatrical cut of Laurie being committed to Smith's Grove, and apparently becoming as insane as Michael.

Dr Loomis is a Time Lo-THONK!!!
We apologise for the previous WMG, the troper responible has been restrained and sedated.
  • The theory does make sense, though...
    • NO IT DOESN'T.
      • Okay, fine. It doesn't. Geez. >_>
  • Alternatively, Michael is a Time Lord, given that we very rarely see his face and he's able to come back from death again and again, with different body language each time. Also, the Tenth Doctor based his fashion sense on Doctor Loomis.

Dr. Loomis suffered serve brain damage from Michael's skull-crushing in the 2007 remake, which in-turn caused his personality to change.
It would explain why Loomis went to someone at least remotely calm to a general prick in the second film, and to someone who would snap at reporters.

Michael actually was in Halloween III.
We just didn't see him because he was manipulating the events off-screen the whole time.
  • It's doubtful Michael somehow managed to create a successful Halloween mask company, hire people to run it, steal Stonehenge, build androids, and organise this entire, super-elaborate plan to kill the children of America, all in the span of twelve months.
  • It would be a paradoxical if Michael existed in Halloween III as a commercial for "the immortal classic" Halloween (1978) appears in the movie.

While in the hospital, Dr. Loomis revealed career-compromising secrets to Michael.
Never expecting Michael to be anything but a vegetable, Dr. Loomis bragged about how he conned his way to a psychology degree and his numerous love affairs. Then Michael escaped, and Loomis had some problems to fix...

Michael is Johan Liebert
This gives Myers his murderous tendencies.

Michael is Alex Mercer the original
If he is infected like Heller did, the only powers he uses are super strength, disguise, and immortality.

Freddie Harris in Halloween: Resurrection has a Compelling Voice and does not realize it
His first feat is persuading Sara to participate in the web show against her better instincts; nothing too special, but foreshadowing things to come;

When he tells Michael to "go out, scoot, skedaddle, get the fuck outta Dodge!" Michael does so without even stopping to kill him;

Later, when he sarcastically asks Michael if he "wants to be on Dangertainment," Michael stands pondering the question until he is told to "show what he's got" and begins attacking;

When Freddie tells Michael to "come and see" him, Michael ceases going in for an easy kill and simply watches Freddie perform kung-fu poses whilst making nary a threatening move. This allows Freddie to jump kick Michael out a nearby window;

"Trick or treat, motherfucker!" brings Michael to a mental standstill during which he simply takes several blows to the face. Michael snaps out of this enough to grab the shovel Freddie was hitting him with until Freddie exclaims "no!" to his face. Michael finds a loophole in this vague command and throws the shovel (with Freddie still on it) away;

Finally, near the end of the film, Freddie makes an off-hand comment to the seemingly dead Michael Myers: "Lookin' a little crispy over there Mikey... I hope you never rest in peace!" Sure enough, Michael returns to life in the film's final shot!

Michael is a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
In the Thorn trilogy, anyway. It is pretty obvious, given the scene in five when he hesitates killing Jamie. He only murders because of the curse, and he hates that he does. And that's why he walks slowly. He is trying to stop, but can't.

Michael Myers eventually becomes The Slender Man
Myers started out as a sociopathic murderer with a lot of strength. As the franchise goes on, he just gets more powerful to the point that an axe to the chest fails to slow him down. Eventually, he gained enough power to become the Humanoid Abomination known as the Slender Man. Along with gaining new power, his mask and his face merged together to form The Blank.

Laurie is not dead.
If you believe 4, 5 and 6 to be canon, she had faked her death before.

Michael has to follow certain rules
To be specific, he's compelled (supernaturally or just by his own insanity) to obey the "rules" of Halloween/ Samhain. This includes not attacking anyone who wears a mask (as in Resurrection, and he's never actually harmed a trick-or-treating child).

Michael is the anti- John Coffey
Both unusually strong and both representing absolute good and evil. Just our luck we killed the wrong one.

Michael was wearing a bulletproof vest throughout the 1st movie
  • That's how he survived the six shots to his chest!
    • A vest that he got off of a Smith's Grove Sanitarium guard that he killed during his escape.

The upcoming Blumhouse film will be a sequel to H5, but ignore H6.
Right now they're kind of in a bind, as every previous film has featured Sam Loomis or Laurie Strode, keeping the series more tightly bound to its first installment than most other slasher franchises, and the audience seems to have lost their taste for remakes. Donald Pleasance is dead, and Jamie Lee Curtis was furious about H20 not being the end of the franchise, so she probably won't want to return either. That leaves Danielle Harris as their best option for a survivor from the previous movies, bringing Jamie back to face her uncle.

The dynamic will be distinguished from H20 primarily because of the age at which Jamie previously faced Michael. Laurie, as traumatized as she was, faced Michael in her late teens and was at least able to understand him as a human, if a far from normal one. To Jamie, though, who faced him as a child, Michael is the devil, and her encounter with him never let her grow up. On the one hand, Michael will have a much greater intimidation factor on her than he had over his sister. On the other hand, Jamie will be Crazy-Prepared because she always knew he'd return.
  • Vetoed by writer-director David Gordon Green. It's going to be a direct sequel to Halloween II, a la H20. My personal theory is that'll it take a similar approach to Halloween IV. A sequel set some decade later with a mostly new cast focusing either on Michael somehow returning from the dead, or a copycat killer (who may be a returning character, say Tommy Doyle). It's the best way to keep the feel of the original without screwing up continuity and pissing off the fanboys.
    • Alternatively, they could adapt Carpenter and Dennis Etchison's unused Halloween IV script.

The Thorn trilogy is canon to H20, albiet with some Broad Strokes retconning
Laurie hooked up with Jimmy Lloyd after the events of Halloween II, giving birth to Jamie Lloyd. Jimmy died in a car crash, and Laurie chose to use the opportunity to fake her death and change her identity. Her daughter, believing she had died, was sent to live with the Carruthers in Haddonfield while Laurie moved to California under the alias of "Keri Tate," cutting herself off from her daughter so she wouldn't ever be put in danger. Michael awoke from his coma, and at some point returned home and killed Jamie, and managed to slip away from Loomis yet again. Loomis at some point learned Laurie was alive and tried to track both her and her brother down, but died before he could do anything substantial. Michael then broke into his house, stole his files on Laurie, and tracked her to Summer Glen, where he finally died for the final time. (As far as I'm concerned, Resurrection is non-canon.)

Dr. Sam Loomis is the same Sam Loomis in Psycho. He is also the estranged father of Billy Loomis from the first Scream movie
Clearly his encounter with Norman Bates inspired a lifelong interest in studying the psychology of serial killers. He evidently passed this interest onto his son.
  • Randy Meeks (Jamie Kennedy) and a couple of other kids were watching Halloween (1978) in the first Scream movie.
  • Not to mention that Dr. Sam Loomis has clearly been a psychiatrist long before he took on Michael as a patient in 1963 (especially if one takes into account of the H20 canon comic Sam.), whereas Sam Loomis from Psycho, which takes place in 1960, is obviously not nor is that Sam in the same age area as Dr. Loomis. And Billy Loomis from Scream is both much too young to be Dr. Loomis' son and his interest in serial killers is vastly different.
    • Let's assume the events of Psycho happen before the date of the movie's release. Say at this time Loomis has been studying psychology as best he can with his low income but never acquires any real credentials, leading to the insecurity in his station that we see in Psycho. He finally gets material for a good thesis in Norman and uses it as a springboard into a (perhaps undeserved) reputation as a criminal psychologist. By the time Michael commits his crime in '63 Loomis may still have been practicing only for a short time but due to his sensationalistic reputation he's one of several successive "professionals" called in to diagnose young Myers. By the time of Michael's transfer in the first movie Loomis' respect in the field is more deserved and he's one of the only professionals who can overcome his disquiet towards Myers to continue dealing with him.

The Hermit at the beginning of H5 was a member of the Cult of Thorn.
It would explain why he didn't seem all that shocked or disturbed at encountering Michael, and why he took care of him for a year with no apparent reason.
  • If he was a part of the cult, why wouldn't he try to contact any other member (i.e. Wynn, Mrs. Blankenship)? Wouldn't it have been better for them if they had him contained?


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